Knowledgebase: IT Security
IT Security Essentials: Protection
Updated: 11 February 2021 11:10 AM

Shield your digital life from attacks and accidents.

Endpoint Protection (aka Antivirus)

Microsoft Defender

Modern endpoint protection does more to protect you than traditional antivirus software. All OCAD U owned and managed computers have Microsoft Defender. This software provides real-time protection from viruses, malware and spyware. If you are using an OCAD U owned machine and you do not have the Defender shield icon in your Menu Bar (macOS) or System Tray (Windows), please enroll with Intune (macOS, Windows 10) or contact


Sophos Home Premium

If you have a personal computer without endpoint protection, you have access to Sophos Home Premium. OCAD U is a Sophos customer and they have offered OCAD U staff and faculty access to their software for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sophos Home Premium can be installed on up to 10 of your personal devices. The Sophos Home Premium license and software will remain active on your devices for one year after installation.

Back Up Important Data

 Computers can be damaged, stolen or fail due to age. Never keep important data in one place. Always keep a backup copy of important data.

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